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Doo Wop Across America

A fabulous collection (made available by a UK label) of doo wop, primarily of the N.O. variety comprising 65 tracks essential for anyone who has a soft spot for this kind of music (how can you not?), featuring The Hawks, The Spiders, Chuck Carbo and The Spiders, The Sha Weez, Boy Myles & the Sha-Weez, Sugar Boy…

Eighteen with a bullet

This song must rate as one of the greatest of all doo-wop songs and what is interesting is that it’s not American and it comes along a good 25 years after doo-wop’s heyday. Some say it’s a pastiche — it’s only a reflection of the times with more “knowing” lyrics. This said, the ground had already…